From Buenos Aires to Santiago
DAY 1: Buenos Aires
Arrival to Buenos Aires (NOT on Wednesdays). Regular transfer from Ezeiza International Airport with the Hostel Shuttle. Check in at selected accommodation
DAY 2: Buenos Aires
Breakfast. 9 am City Tour: Discover the beauty and wonders of Buenos Aires, view the National Congress, The Metropolitan Cathedral next to the Government House in May Square area. Visit the Colon Theater, one of the most important opera houses in Latin America and San Telmo, traditional neighborhood where Tango performances can be seen in many bars and restaurants. Stop at La Boca colorful neighborhood, which was seat of immigrants - mainly Italians - and now home of some artists.
Enjoy Palermo, an area that combines its architecture and history with entertainment and amusement in its green spaces. Finally, La Recoleta, an exclusive and elegant neighborhood where the famous cemetery is found.
DAY 3: Buenos Aires
Breakfast. Free Day. In the evening (7 pm), Tango show with dinner and transfers: In the very heart of Buenos Aires, this refurbished historic "conventillo" is a classic building of the porteño culture. A Tango Show is a trip to older times.
Professional artists will show you their best art, singing songs and dancing typical pieces, shared with the best tango orchestras. The show consists of several parts in which you can appreciate 2 tango orchestras, a folkloric group, dancers and singers.
DAY 4: Buenos Aires-Mendoza
Breakfast and check out at 11 am. In the evening, departure to Mendoza by night bus.
DAY 5: Mendoza
Arrival in Mendoza. Check in. At 2.30 pm, Half Day Winery Tour: These Tour runs among vineyards in the areas of Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu. You will experience the work culture brought by of immigrants, using irrigation techniques (canals and ditches) inherited from the former Huarpes Indians. They managed to change a vast desert into a productive river oasis. This is the scene of the settlement of prestigious wineries, which represent Argentine wines in the world with high quality wines.
You will visit two wineries, one with traditional organic methods and the other that uses the latest available technology. Guided by professionals in winemaking, you will learn about the vinification methods and processes, bottling and labelling of wines, in the end of the tour you will taste the different grapes that the wineries offer. Departure: 2.30 pm. Sundays 08.30 am
DAY 6: Mendoza
Breakfast. 9.30 am: Rafting 12 km: The Rafting takes place in Potrerillos, a village located 60 km south west from Mendoza city, in heart of the Precordillera, the range before the High Mountains. The landscape is of 5000 meters snowy peaks, desert and colorful rocks.
Rafting is one of the most important adventure sport in Mendoza. It is not necessary to have previous experience, the rafts can hold 6 people plus 1 guide that will provide the necessary security information and the mini course to handle the boat.
The activity is based in the Mendoza River. The base of operations is located on the banks of the river and has locker rooms, showers, two pools and solarium among other things, so it is a great place to spend a beautiful day on the mountain besides doing a Rafting. Rapids are grade III. For rafting bring some clothes and a pair of shoes to get changed after the activity. A rafting wetsuit is provided, but whatever you decide to wear underneath the wetsuit is going to get wet. Bring also a towel, sun protection (hat, sun block), water and food (or money to buy some), swimming suit (remember there are two pools at the base) and warm clothes for after rafting. Back to town at 5 pm
DAY 7: Mendoza-Santiago de Chile
Breakfast. Check out. In the morning, departure to Santiago by bus and time to relax and enjoy one of the most beautiful scenery roads in west Argentina. It is a day bus so don´t fall asleep and try to catch a glimpse of the Aconcagua, the highest peak in the American Continent (almost 7.000 meters). Arrival during the evening. Accommodation.
DAY 8: Santiago de Chile
Breakfast. Santiago Bike Tour: 09:30 am – 12.30 pm: This Tour shows you the popular culture and everyday life in Santiago. Multiculturalism, urban art and diverse religions in Patronato; fruit and vegetables in La Vega Market; history in the Plaza de Armas. All part of the many experiences on this unforgettable Tour of Santiago, Chile.
Stops: Bellavista Neighborhood, La Chascona: Pablo Neruda´s House, Metropolitan Park, Patronato Neighborhood, La Vega Market, Mapocho Station, Central Market, Plaza de Armas, Bellas Artes Museum, Forestal Park.
DAY 9: Santiago de Chile
Break fast. Check out.
|From Buenos Aires to Santiago 8 nights|
|BUE + Mendoza + Santiago de Chile|
|Net Prices:||1 August 2016 - 31 December 2017|
Validity: 1 August 2016 – 31 December 2017
- 3 nights Accommodation in Buenos Aires at selected basis with breakfast.
- Ezeiza International Airport pickup.
- Buenos Aires City Tour AM or PM 3 hours
- Tango Show with Dinner, Drinks and transfers.
- Bus from Buenos Aires to Mendoza
- 2 nights Accommodation in Mendoza at selected basis with breakfast.
- Mendoza Bus Station pickup and drop off
- Half Day Wineries Tour
- Rafting 12 km with trasfers to rafting post.
- Bus from Mendoza to Santiago de Chile
- 2 nights accommodation in Santiago de Chile with breakfast
- Santiago de Chile Bike Tour
- Transfers to Mendoza Bus Station
- Transfers to Buenos Aires Bus Station.
- Transfer in from Ezeiza in different hours than the regular timetable.
- Pick up and drop off in Santiago de Chile
- Bus outbound taxes to be paid at Mendoza Bus Station to cross to Chile (about 10 USD)
- Meals not specified in itinerary
- Towels, in case of Hostel Dorm Room